#TheRecap: Leon’s Zirgibel Takes Syrupmaker Title

North Florida Matmen staff report

CAIRO, GA — Leon placed fourth and University Christian was eighth in the 11-team Syrupmaker Invitational, held on Saturday.

The Lions had 25 points and University Christian had 15, with Maclay’s JV team also competing in the tournament, taking 11th (zero points). Colquitt County GA was first with 76 points, while Valdosta was second with 49.

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Below follows a partial summary of the tournament, based solely upon results reported by the Lions and Christians’ head coaches:

106: University Christian’s Jayce Paridon was 3-1 and placed third. On the front side, Paridon won over Thomas County Central (TCC)’s Jeremy Roberts in the quarters, but then fell to Colquitt’s Gabe Freeman in the semis. Paridon came back for third behind victories over Valdosta’s John Nelson in the consi semis and over Roberts in a rematch to take third.

120: The Christians’ Egan Gustilo was 2-1 and was the runnerup in the weight class. Gustilo had wins over Valdosta’s Zion Leggett in the quarters and Colquitt’s James Vaughan in the semis, but then lost in the final to Valdosta’s Keith Davis. Leon’s Alex Crago was 0-2 in the tournament, with losses to Cairo’s Miguel Bastida (18-3 tech fall) and by injury dfefault to Leggett in the consis.

126: Leon’s Nolan Zirgibel was the weight-class champion, with three victories. Zirgibel falled Tift’s Marcelo Manzano (3:10, quarters), then took majors over Colquitt’s Michael Bledsoe (14-6, semis) and the hosts’ James Cartwright, 17-9, in the championship.

138: Leon’s Hudson Large was 0-2 in the tournament, with losses on the front to the hosts’ Kason Sellers (17-2 tech fall) and on the back to Bainbridge’s Renee Fillingame (:52) in the consis.

145: The Lions’ Ethan Eudy was 3-1 and placed second in the weight class. Eudy had pins over Tift’s Madison Cox (3:25, round of 16), TCC’s Brice Hopper (1:47, quarters) and Colquitt’s Jordyn Edwards (1:23, semis) before taking a 17-2 tech fall loss to Colquitt’s Deontae Edwards in the title match.

152: Leon’s Cole Dalton was 0-2 in the tournament, with losses by fall on the front to the hosts’ Peeples (2:52) and on the back to Colquitt’s Kiearis Daniels (4:39) in the consis.

160: UC’s Matthew Flores was 0-2 in the tournament, with losses to Colquitt’s Nelson Salaz in the semis and Pelham’s Lavorris Hines in the consi semis. There was no fifth-place match.

170: The Lions’ Noah Bounds was 3-2 and placed fourth. After wins in the round of 16 over Pelham’s Jeremiah Battle (1:46) and quarters over TCC’s Tyrique Nixon (5:13), Bounds took a 16-8 semifinal loss to Tift’s Zach Carter. In the consis, Bounds pinned TCC’s Ken’yatta McCloud in 2:32 before falling to Tift’s Andrew Taylor in 43 seconds in the third-place match.

182: After an opening-round loss in the round of 16 to eventual champ Antoine Scott of Valdosta, UC’s Jackie Dinh wouldn’t lose again, with four victories in the consis to place third. Dinh had wins over the hosts’ Brandon Green, Colquitt’s Jose Camarena-Moreno, Tift’s David Burney and Cook’s Caleb Duggan in the third-place match.

195: Leon’s Josh Seabrooks was 3-1 and was the runnerup in the weight class. Seabrooks pinned TCC’s Kevin Turner (4:49, round of 16), then decisioned the hosts’ Eli Pyrz, 5-0, in the quarters. Seabrooks then pinned Tift’s Taquan Ellis in 3:41 in the semis, then lost by fall (5:59) in the championship match to Bainbridge’s Arkeavious Marshall.

Note: We have 11 of the 13 weight-class brackets in our possession. Efforts are continuing to get the other two.

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#TheRecap: Mosley Tops In Panhandle Teams At Bay

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Mosley wrestlers and coaches with their runnerup trophy from the inaugural George Mulligan Memorial tournament at Bay on Saturday. The Dolphins were also declared county champions by virtue of their second-place finish, tops among Panhandle teams (Photo submitted by Margot Gall).

North Florida Matmen staff report

PANAMA CITY — Mosley didn’t have quite enough points to win the inaugural George Mulligan Memorial two-day tournament at Bay this past weekend.

Visiting Georgia side Thomas County Central (TCC) saw to that, with 232.5 points to the Dolphins 222.5.

But Mosley was declared county champions by dint of finishing second at the 18-team tournament, made up mostly of Panhandle-area teams. The Dolphins held off Spanish Fort AL by three points for second. Arnold and Niceville tied for fourth place, as both the Marlins and Eagles had 158.5 points, 1.5 ahead of Florida High in sixth and seven ahead of Marianna in seventh.

Choctaw was eighth (113 points, followed by South Walton (104.5), Milton (103), North Bay Haven (102.5), Crestview (92.5), Tate (83), Bay (81), Rutherford (76), Rocky Bayou Christian (62), Wewahitchka (49) and Bozeman (40.5).

Below follows a summary of the tournament, with eligible* area top-six placers noted —

106: Mosley’s Cole Bell pinned his way through the draw for the title. After getting a bye into the quarters, Bell had pins over Rutherford’s Zander Stillgess (:57, quarters), Wewa’s Justin Johnson (2:45, semis) and then, in the final, over Spanish Fort’s Peyton Haws (pin & decision prior to final) in 1:54 for the title. Stillgess came back for third with a bye and three bonus-point wins, majoring South Walton’s Brett Canut, 13-5, in the third-place match, while Johnson won by fall in 47 seconds for fifth.

113: Niceville’s Ethan Pinto also pinned his way through the bracket, with falls over TCC’s Damion Jones (2:23, quarters), a 10-second fall in the semis and fall in 1:56 in the final over Arnold’s Lucas Biddle. Biddle picked up two falls en route to the title match, with a pin in 3:32 in the quarters and 45-second fall over Choctaw’s David Tambula in the semis. Tambula came back with two wins for third, majoring Marianna’s William Carrel, 9-1, in the place match, while Jones had a 15-second pin for fifth.

120: The hosts’ Jamie Balmeceda pinned his way into the final, where he took a 10-4 win over Arnold’s Will Ashby. Balmeceda earlier had pins over Mosley’s Darius Mailhot (:31, rd of 16, Milton’s Coleman Barnhill (:28, quarters) and Rutherford’s Calvin Williams (4:38, semis), while Ashby had wins over Choctaw’s Ethan Pfhul (3:02, rd of 16), Rutherford’s Colin Dutton (4-2, quarters) and Spanish Fort’s Dayton Blohm (10-0, semis). Williams won twice for third, with a 21-13 major over Blohm in the third-place match, while Niceville’s Noah Tritz decisioned Wewa’s Conner Roberts, 6-2, for fifth.

126: Florida High’s Tyler Reeve had all pins in taking the title; after a bye into the quarters, Reeve falled Rocky Bayou’s Luke Latham (3:32, quarters), Spanish Fort’s Denver Persinger (1:48, semis) and over TCC’s David Burgess (2 pins & tech prior to final) in 2:25 for the championship. Reeve’s teammate, Emil Ganim, won three matches on the back to finish fourth after a 13-7 loss in the third-place match, while Persinger pinned Arnold’s Spencer Korol in 4:56 for fifth.

132: Spanish Fort’s Gabe Warren had four first-period pins in 4:02 for the title, with the last one in 1 minute in the finals over Florida High’s Brooks Dyer. Dyer won by fall in 2:49 in the round of 16 and pinned Crestview’s Easton Flamand in 1:44 before a 7-3 win in the semis over Mosley’s Nick Hejke. Hejke had two pins on the back, falling TCC’s Bryson Yarley in 2:19 in the third-place match, while Niceville’s Jayden Pinto majored Wewa’s Jaden Moseley, 11-2, for fifth.

138: Mosley’s Jaylan Griffin won the title behind two pins and two decisions. Griffin falled Arnold’s John Starling (3:56, rd of 16) and Florida High’s Dean Wright (3:56, quarters), then powered past Milton’s Brandon Nicholson, 5-1, in the semis, and then edged Spanish Fort’s Chris Duran (3 pins prior to final), 7-6, for the title. Nicholson had two wins for third on the back, with a 10-4 decision in the third-place match, and Bay’s Kyle Roper pinned Wright in 3 minutes for fifth.

145: Mosley’s Logan Gall made it back-to-back titles with four wins in the bracket. Gall had falls over Choctaw’s Eli Devoid (2:46, rd of 16) and Choctaw’s Ben Semenov (1:11, quarters). In the semis, Gall edged Niceville’s Keane Creager, 3-2, but came back with an 8-0 major over Florida High’s Dennis Ganim for the title. Ganim reached the final with falls in 1:00 in the round of 16 and over South Walton’s Shane Lane (:35, quarters) and TCC’s Bailey Brue (3:30, semis). Creager had two pins to claim, third, falling Brue in 2:52 in the place match, while Marianna’s Ethan Heinemann pinned Semenov in 3:55 for fifth.

152: Arnold’s Nick Kendrick had three wins to claim the Marlins’ first title, with techs in the quarters over Crestview’s Lance Sanders (23-7 in 4:30) and in the semis over TCC’s Daviyon Johnson (16-1 in 4:30) before decisioning Mosley’s Jonathan Griffin for the title by a 9-2 count. Griffin reached the finals behind a 26-second pin in the round of 16, over Milton’s Joslyn Anderson (2:45, quarters) and Rocky Bayou’s Calvin Wells (1:48, semis). Johnson won by pin twice for third, with a 60-second pin over South Walton’s John Lopez in the medal match, while Choctaw’s Sherman Fuller pinned Wells in 3:27 for fifth.

160: Spanish Fort’s Jake Snow bonus-pointed through the tournament, with a pin, two techs and a 9-0 major over Marianna’s Chase Maddox. Maddox got to the title match with a pin in 1:03 in the round of 16 and over Crestview’s Layne Franks (1:46, quarters), then took an 11-6 decision over Florida High’s Micah Perdue in the semi. Perdue would win twice for third, decisioning Mosley’s Kaydon Lester by an 8-4 count for third place, while Milton’s Daniel McDonal pinned Arnold’s Max Gaylord in 37 seconds for fifth.

170: Marianna’s John Maddox also bonus-pointed through each contested round in taking the bracket victory. After two byes into the quarters, Maddox took a pin in 1:33 in the quarters, then falled Mosley’s Noe Pena in 2:42 in the semis. In the final, Maddox completed the title run with a 10-2 major over Spanish Fort’s Ford Williamson (pin/major/decision prior to final). Pena had two pins on the back for third, falling TCC’s Dalin Covington in 2:56 in the third-place, while Rutherford’s Chad Allgood took fifth place with a fall in 1:46 over Niceville’s Bryce Travis.

182: Crestview’s Julio Fernandez had four pins for the weight-class win. Fernandez falled Niceville’s Dante Barrett (:27, rd of 16), TCC’s Randy Sowell (:46, quarters), then won by fall in 3:08 in the semis before falling Marianna’s Christian Cosson in 54 seconds for the title. Cosson pinned Arnold’s Henlee Haynes (1:00, quarters) and shut out Mosley’s Isaac Hall, 6-0, in the semi. Hall would finish fourth after a double-overtime 6-5 win in the consi semis and a loss by fall in the third-place match, while Sowell pinned Florida High’s Diego Duprey in 5 minutes for fifth.

195: Rutherford’s Xavier Stillgess earned the Rams’ lone title with three victories. After a 27-second pin in the quarters over Crestview’s Mathew Sharp, Stillgess had two decisions, with an 11-5 semifinal win over Florida High’s Marcus Haigler and a 5-4 championship victory over Spanish Fort’s Noah Bauer (2 pins prior to final). Haigler was third with two wins on the back, downing Niceville’s Sean Ripley, 5-2, in the third-place match. TCC’s Elijah Ryan pinned Arnold’s Tyler Lewis in 2:58 for fifth.

220: Crestview’s Kennard Madden gave the 2A Bulldogs their second title, with a pair of decisions leading up to a first-period pin. Madden downed Arnold’s Justin Harry (6-3, quarters) and Niceville’s Ramsey Kidder (4-2, semis) to reach the title match, where he needed just 1:23 to pin TCC’s Colby Baker (major & pin prior to final). Harry won four times on the bounce at the back, the last of those a 6-5 win in the third-place match over Kidder, while Mosley’s Logan Strickland edged Marianna’s Roosevelt Williams, 8-7, in the fifth-place match.

285: TCC’s Garrett Harrell had four first-period pins, the last coming in the finals over Bozeman’s Cole Galbreath (2 decisions prior to final). Milton’s Alec Cavazos won twice in the consis to take third, with a 51-second fall over Spanish Fort’s William Blount in the medal match, with Michael Barton claiming fifth with a pin in 2:23 over Rocky Bayou’s Kyle Burden.

NOTE: Not all local teams’ top-six placers could be fully recapped due to missing results. Coaches can get with Matmen at any time to resolve this.

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#TheRecap: Atlantic 2nd, Creekside 4th @ DeLand

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DELAND — Just 20 points separated second place from sixth on Saturday at the DeLand Bulldog IBT one-day tournament.

Atlantic, which finished only behind Lake Mary’s 175.5-point total, had 122 points for second.

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West Orange (115), Creekside (108.5) and Poinciana (107) rounded out the top-five teams, with Merritt Island just five points back in sixth.

Host DeLand was seventh in the 17-team tournament, with 85.5 points, while Sandalwood was 11th (61.5 points), New Smyrna Beach 12th (57), St Augustine T-13th (45), Deltona 16th (25) and Lake Weir 17th with one points.

Below follows a summary of each weight class, with area placers and wrestlers one match short of placing noted:

106 — West Orange’s DJ Perez had two pins and two decisions to win the title, with a 14-8 win in the finals over Merritt Island’s Zane Hudson (3 pins prior to final). Creekside’s Andrew Feeks and DeLand’s Felix Rivera were both one match from placing.

113 — Wekiva’s Victor Altamirano bonus-pointed through the tournament, with two pins, a third-period tech fall and 13-2 major in the final over Dr Phillips’ Heriberto Zayas (pin & major prior to final). Creekside’s Cody Smith was a semifinalist and placed fourth. After a bye into the quarters, Smith falled St Augustine’s Tristan Smith (:36) but then lost by tech to Altamirano (19-3 in 4:38). Smith then pinned Deltona’s Kevin Kerns (1:39) in the consi semis, falling 9-8 in the third-place match to West Orange’s Lorenzo Perez. Kerns and Atlantic’s Bernaldo Alvarez were both one match short of placing.

120 — Merritt Island’s Elijah Lusk pinned or teched his way through the tournament, with a pin and two techs — the second of those in the final over Atlantic’s Jamey Bruner (20-5 in 4:21). Bruner had two pins and a major in getting to the final, with falls over Dr Phillips’ Joey Diaz (1:27, rd of 16) and Merritt Island’s Jeremiah Johnson (1:30, quarters), then majored Poinciana’s Levi Lewis, 11-1, in the semi.

126 — Lake Mary’s Diego Solorzano also pinned or teched through the bracket, with three pins and a tech. The third pin came in the final over Sandalwood’s Juvens Augustin, in 4 minutes. Augustin had three decisions (7-3 over Deltona’s Carlos Pineda, 16-10 over New Smyrna Beach’s Jace Engberg and 5-4 over Poinciana’s Zayveon Mitchell) to get to the final. Engberg and Pineda were both one match short of placing.

132 — Lake Mary’s Alex Vasquez had a forfeit, tech and pin to reach the final, then stopped New Smyrna Beach’s Michael Shannon, 3-1, for the weight-class win. Shannon reached the final with pins over DeLand’s Noah Falk (2:49, rd of 16), Merritt Island’s Ben Whalen (2:23, quarters) and Dr Phillips’ Erle Zayas (5:47, semis). Creekside’s Nolan Anderson was a semifinalist and placed fourth. Anderson pinned Dr Phillips’ Jamsheed Gafur (1:08, rd of 16) and decisioned Sandalwood’s Ben Peterson (13-9, quarters), before losing by fall (2:46) to Vasquez in the semi. Anderson then pinned Whalen in 3:40 in the consi semi, before falling, 8-3, to Zayas for third.

138 — Lake Brantley’s Chris Labrecque had a major and three decisions to win the bracket, taking a 6-2 win in the final over Merritt Island’s Noah Davin (pin/tech/decision prior to final). Sandalwood’s Lavaughn Brown was third after falling, 9-6, to Labrecque in the quarters. On the front, Brown pinned NSB’s Hunter Childress (1:05) in the round of 16. On the back, Brown won four times for third, with pins over NSB’s Justis Chandler (2:22), Creekside’s Keanan Sexton (:52) and Atlantic’s Jeremiah Epps (2:26) before downing Lake Mary’s Aiden Rubino, 7-3, for third. Epps and Creekside’s Lee Leavell were each one match short of placing.

145 — West Orange’s Michael Nepywoda bookended two pins with a pair of decisions, the second a 4-2 win in the final over Atlantic’s Avante Chamble. Chamble reached the title round with first-period pins over Lake Weir’s Grant Kincannon (1:06, rd of 16), Sandalwood’s Jacob Kirkpatrick (1:55, quarters) and New Smyrna Beach’s Hunter Lupien (1:39, semis). No match was held for third (due to both wrestlers reaching 5 matches), but Deland’s Jacob Lashinsky was one of the two in the mix. Lashinsky had a tech on the front, but then lost by fall to Sandalwood’s Jermell McCall (1:45) in the quarters. He then had pins over St Augustine’s Daniel Griener (:09), Lake Brantley’s Aaron Starling (1:54) and Lupien (1:00) to get to the podium. Lupien and McCall were each one match short of placing.

152 — West Orange’s Solomon Smith teched or pinned his way to the final, where he won by injury-default over Lake Mary’s Noah Hesse (major & pin prior to final). New Smyrna Beach’s Thomas Evans was a semifinalist and placed third. Evans pinned Sandalwood’s Michael Torres (1:07) in the quarters before losing by fall to Hesse (3:18) in the semi. ON the back, Evans had falls over Ocoee’s Eric Gilreath (1:55) and Lake Brantley’s Joey Henkhaus (4:29) for third.

160 — Lake Mary’s Jared Purcell had three first-period falls for the championship, pinning Sandalwood’s Joshua Brown (1:59) in the final. Brown pinned Wekiva’s Dalcima Jouvens (5:10) in the rd of 16, teched Atlantic’s David Arcieri (17-2 in 4:57) in the quarters and then decisioned Creekside’s Hunter Brown, 6-2, in the semi. Brown finished third, pinning DeLand’s Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro (2:41) on the front; in the consi semis, Brown decisioned St Augustine’s Clint Griffin, 7-1, and then teched DeLand’s Michael Brown in 4:28 (15-0) for third. Michael Brown decisioned Griffin, 3-0, in the quarters before losing by fall (1:56) to Purcell in the semis; he then decisioned Arcieri, 4-2, in the consi semis. Arcieri and Griffin were each one match short of placing.

170 — Creekside’s Jalen Hines pinned his way through the bracket, four pins in all, to win the title. Hines falled NSB’s Thomas Connell (3:34, rd of 16), Dr Phillips’ Sebastian Norman (4:16, quarters), DeLand’s Bryce Minsky (1:26, semis) and then falled Atlantic’s Noah Anderson in 1:55 in the finals. Anderson had three bonus-point wins to get there, pinning First Academy’s Noah Nixon (1:21), majoring Lake Brantley’s Christian Mowry (14-0) and falling Poinciana’s Carlson Michel in 3 minutes. Minsky came back for third; on the front he pinned First Academy’s Patrick Melley (:19) and had bonus-point wins over Mowry (16-8) in the consi semis and Norman (2:51) for third.

182 — St Augustine’s Ryan Murphy also pinned through the weight class, with three pins in order over Poinciana’s Jeremiah Jules (1:40, quarters), Creekside’s Bryan Fortay (3:54, semis) and then took a 44-second fall over Atlantic’s Christian Henry in the championship. Henry also had three pins, over West Orange’s Elijah Zayas (:46, rd of 16), NSB’s Dale Edwards (3:46, quarters) and Lake Brantley’s Jackson Fisher (:25, semis). Fortay was one match short of placing.

195 — DeLand’s Aaron Morris had two pins prior to the final, where he downed Merritt Island’s Daylyn Randolph (pin/tech/decision prior to final), 3-1, or the bracket win. Morris had falls over Lake Brantley’s Justice Pratt (:47) in the quarters and Lake Mary’s Dakota Phillips (5:18) in the semis.

220 — First Academy’s Jacob Forbes sandwiched a 5-0 semifinal win with two pins, the second of those in 2:46 in the final over Ocoee’s Korey Karbowsky (pin & decision prior to final). DeLand’s Gavin Hart was in the mix for third and fourth in a match that wasn’t wrestled due to both wrestlers hitting five matches. Hart had a pin on the front before losing by fall in the quarters, then had three pins on the back over St Augustine’s Jaquan Whitty (1:34), Creekside’s Wyatt Galloway (3:44) and Deltona’s Ethan Chiu (5:08). Chiu was one match short of placing.

285 — Poinciana’s Quaylen Hill had three pins and a decision for the title, falling Wekiva’s Lawrence Stubbs (major/pin/decision prior to final) in 4:29 for the weight-class win. Atlantic’s Jared Jackson was fourth. After falling, 14-5, in the round of 16 to Stubbs, Jackson won four times to make podium, winning over DeLand’s Danny Brown (2-1), DeLand’s Dalen Burns (4:30), DeLand’s Willie Goosby (1:18) and Ocoee’s Jordan Phillips in the consi semis, but was then walked over by Lake Mary’s Jacob Donaldson (who only had 4 matches) in the third-place match.

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1/23 #DailyRoundup: Union Rolls To Home Win

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LAKE BUTLER — Union Cty engaged in another Friday-night home dual last Friday, romping past a short-handed Bradford side, 72-6.

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The Tigers recorded three contested victories, with the other nine coming by forfeit. Ethan Shea (132), Robert Young (138) and Davalier Blocker (220) all won with pins.

Bradford’s lone victory was a fall by Austin Varnes at 285.

The Tornadoes get back on the mats Wednesday night, traveling to Middleburg, while Union Cty is off until February 7, when it makes the drive to Marion County for Belleview’s Diamondback Duals on February 7-8.

Orange Park v Bishop Kenny: Results from this dual were not available at time of this writing. We will accept a scoresheet at any time.

Match-by-match results from the Union-Bradford dual can be found HERE.

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#TheRecap: Hopkins, Thomas Post 10-0 Records At WolfPack Duals

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FT MYERS — When you start a lineup that has just seven wrestlers, on a regular basis, in it, and take it to a two-day duals tournament, winning as a team is really difficult to do.

Raines made it happen five times over the weekend, going 5-5 at the Wolfpack Duals, hosted by South Ft Myers HS on Friday and Saturday.

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In Pool B competition on Friday, the Vikings started off with a 36-30 win over North Ft Myers, but then lost to Riverdale B (48-30), Immokalee (48-36), Ft Myers (64-10) and Port St Lucie (47-28).

The 1-4 pool record sent Raines into the White pool for Saturday’s competition, against more similarly-situated teams, and there the Vikings fared far better, going 4-1 on the second day. After a 33-24 loss to Westminster Christian, a 1A-Region 4 qualifier, Raines defeated Evangelical Christian (42-0), Dunbar (18-12), Belen Jesuit (36-24) and Naples (36-35 in criteria).

Five of Raines’ seven starters won at least eight matches over the course of the weekend, and of those five, they had a combined record of 46-3.

Kyle Hopkins (120/126, 6 pins & decision) and Raynarde Thomas (170, 4 pins/tech/major/decision) were both 10-0 over the course of the two days for the Vikings.

Additionally, Jamari Watson (195/220, 8 pins) and Jamon Goodwine (285, 4 pins & major) were both 9-1 for Raines, with DaQuan King (113, 4 pins) contributing an 8-1 record on the weekend. Every Raines regular starter had at least one pin during the tournament.

Complete Raines results as reported by the host through Trackwrestling can be found HERE.Matmen will be working on a complete PDF of all results from this tournament, for all teams, on Tuesday.

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#TheRecap: Columbia, Suwannee Go 2-3 At Rob Hermann Duals

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Suwannee wrestlers and coaches after the Bulldogs finished third at the Rob Hermann Duals at CItrus last weekend (Photo submitted by Kirk Kirkland Via Facebook).

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INVERNESS — Columbia finished second and Suwannee third this past weekend at the Rob Hermann Duals, hosted by Citrus on Friday and Saturday.

The Tigers (17-2 for the season) were 7-1 in the tournament while the Bulldogs (25-13) were 6-2. Both teams fell to Pasco during the course of the tournament: Columbia in round 1 (36-31) and Suwannee in one of the final rounds (45-30).

The Bulldogs’ second loss came at the hands of the Tigers in round 7, as Columbia won by a 43-27 count.

The Tigers had seven straight wins after opening with the loss to Pasco, taking down Lecanto (51-26), Central (Brooksville) (70-12), Citrus (43-33), Clearwater Central Catholic (60-11), Rockledge (46-33), Suwannee and Steinbrenner (50-16), in succession.

Columbia had just one starter that was 8-0 on the weekend, as Brett Millard (106/113) had five pins and one decision in taking eight victories. Two additional Tigers, Thomas Greene (7-0 at 138/145, 4 pins & decision) and Alex McGuigan (6-0 at 138/145, 4 majors & decision), were also unbeaten.

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Columbia wrestlers and coaches with their runnerup trophy from the Rob Hermann Duals at Citrus on Saturday (Photo submitted to Monsta Wrestling team Facebook page).

Ian McGuigan (132, 4 pins, 2 majors & decision), Obie Smith (152/160, 7 pins) and Preston O’Quinn (160/170, 5 pins) all were 7-1 for Columbia, while Shawn Raggins (182/195, 3 pins) was 6-2 and Jesse Braden (220, 2 pins) 5-3.

Cooper Mote (126, 4 pins) and Joseph Rice (170/182, pin & decision) were both 4-3 for the Tigers, while Jayden Thomas (120, pin) was 4-4. In a regular but not exclusive starting role, Daveyon Brown (145/152, 2 pins & decision) was 4-1 for Columbia.

Suwannee was 5-0 on Friday, with a sixth win Saturday, with victories over Rockledge (53-18), Crystal River (62-10), Steinbrenner (53-27), Weeki Wachee (46-24), South Lake (60-12) and host Citrus (58-9).

Like Columbia, Suwannee had one wrestler that was 8-0 on the weekend. Timothy Jolicoeur (126) had five pins, one major and two decisions for the Bulldogs. Xander Kirkland had a 5-0 record (5 pins at 120) in a regular but not exclusive starting role for Suwannee.

Foster Swain (106/113, 4 pins) and Caleb Parsons (145, 2 pins/tech/major/2 decisions) were both 7-1 for Suwannee, while Blaine Howard (182, 5 pins & decision) was 6-2 and Austin Howard (152, 3 pins & tech) 5-3 for the Bulldogs.

Tyson Musgrove (138, 2 pins/major/decision) was 4-3 and Brody Boehm (106/113, pin & decision) and Robert Robinson (220) were both 4-4. In significant part-time roles, Waylon Poole (120, pin), Jaxon Sansouci (132, 2 pins & tech), Ayden Kirby (132, 2 pins) and Garris Reed (285) all had three wins.

Complete dual results for both teams from the weekend can be found HERE.

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#TheRecap: Sandcrabs Sweep Home Duals

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Seabreeze wrestlers and coaches with the championship trophy won Saturday on the Sandcrabs’ home mat at the Ray Hollingsworth Duals (Photo submitted by Michael Fries via Facebook).

North Florida Matmen staff report

DAYTONA BEACH — Seabreeze probably won’t be favored to win this weekend’s Flagler Rotary at Flagler Palm Coast.

But the Sandcrabs will be one of very few teams to enter the Rotary with a two-tournament win streak after going 5-0 in Saturday’s Ray Hollingsworth Duals at home and winning Citrus’ Ed Kilpatrick IBT the previous weekend.

Seabreeze defeated First Baptist Christian (69-12), Belleview (54-18), Palatka (60-22), Space Coast (63-18) and Chiles (41-35), in succession, to improve to 20-3 in duals on the season.

Eleven different wrestlers won at least three matches during the tournament for the Sandcrabs, with Kobe Baert (120/126), Nik Crossman (140/145), Brock Roberts (152/160) and Victor Lipsey (160/170) all “max-pointing” (scoring 6 team dual points in all duals contested).

Roberts pinned all five opponents put in front of him, while Crossman and Lipsey had four falls each and Baert had three.

Grant Schwartz (138, 4 pins & decision) and Caiden Patton (195/220, 3 pins & decision) also were 5-0 for Seabreeze, while Connor Flagg (195) was 3-0 in a regular but not exclusive starting role.

Joseph Kent (113, pin & decision), Ben Orlowski (120/126, 2 pins & decision), Chris Thomas (182) and Nathan Boyd (220, 4 pins) all were 4-1 for the Sandcrabs.

Below follows a summary of the other local teams in the tournament:

Chiles: The Timberwolves were 4-1, with wins in the first four rounds over Palatka (55-23), First Baptist Christian (66-18), Space Coast (39-36) and Belleview (57-21) in succession before facing off with Seabreeze for the finale. Three Chiles wrestlers were 5-0 max-pointers, as Kevonte Times (170, 2 pins), Kyle McGill (182/195, 3 pins) and Austin Wheeler (220, 4 pins) scored max points in every round. Alex Adkins (132, pin & 3 decisions) joined them in the ranks of the Chiles unbeaten on Saturday. Garrett Marschka (106, 3 pins & tech) and Kadis Nafal (182/195, 2 pins) were both 4-1 for Chiles, while Preston Scoggins (138/145, 3 pins) was 3-1 and Hunter Brown (113/120, 2 pins), Andrew Mullins (145/152, 2 pins & major) and Will Wiggins (160, pin) each were 3-2 for the Timberwolves.

Belleview: The Rattlers took wins in Round 3 over First Baptist Christian (60-18) and Palatka (42-30), with a Round 1 38-36 loss to Space Coast. Leading the charge for Belleview was Ke’aundre Solomon (285, 2 pins), who was the only Rattler to collect four wins on the day at 4-1. Michael Ventre (120, 2 pins), Eric McLaughlin (152, 2 pins & decision), Shaun Young (160, 2 pins), Cornelius Bentley-Greene (170, pin & decision) and Nathan Halstead (195, pin) were all 3-2 in the tournament for Belleview.

First Baptist Christian: The Crusaders were 1-4 in the tournament, with a 48-33 victory over Palatka in Round 4 and a 54-30 loss to Space Coast in Round 5. Jordan Mills (138, 3 pins) and Tyson Mills (152, 3 pins) were both 4-1 for FBCA, while Nathaniel Varol (182, pin) and Trevor Banks (220/285) were both 3-2.

Palatka: Although the Panthers had no dual wins (including a 42-35 loss in Round 2 to Space Coast) — with just nine wrestlers, that was always going to be a tough thing — five Panthers won four or more matches. Drevon Wallace (126, 4 pins) and Marlon Williams (285, 4 pins) were both 5-0 max-pointers, while Mikada Harvey (106, 3 pins & major), Ontarriyus Reid (120, 3 pins) and Brandon Lewis (132, 2 pins & tech) all were 4-1 for Palatka.

Complete dual results from the day can be found HERE.

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